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Soldier in the SinaiA General's Account of the Yom Kippur War$

Emanuel Sakal

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813150802

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.001.0001

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(p.469) Appendix 3 The Egyptian Ground Forces' Order of Battle

(p.469) Appendix 3 The Egyptian Ground Forces' Order of Battle

Soldier in the Sinai
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Overall Order of Battle

Approximately 2,200 medium tanks (plus 180 Stalin tanks, SU100s, and PT 76s), of which 1,650 were medium tanks and 140 were various types for the formations

Approximately 2,950 APCs

Approximately 2,400 artillery tubes

Approximately 800 antitank launching systems

12 Frog 7 launchers

9 Scud launchers

Various types of amphibious and bridging equipment

Order of Battle Employed in the War

1,700 tanks

2,500 armored vehicles

2,000 artillery tubes (field artillery, medium and heavy artillery, mortars of infantry and armor formations)

1,500 antitank cannon

700 antitank missile launchers

Several thousand RPGs

Thousands of the RPG 43 antitank grenades

Overall Organization

2 army headquarters

2 armored divisions

3 mechanized divisions

5 infantry divisions (p.470) 3 to 5 independent tank brigades (2 under construction)2 independent mechanized brigades (one of them, 130th Marine Brigade, operated within the framework of Third Army)4 independent infantry brigades3 airborne brigades24 commando battalions

Organization for the Attack

2 army headquarters

5 reinforced infantry divisions

2 armored divisions

12 (approximately) commando battalions

GHQ Reserves

3rd Mechanized Division (less 130th Marine Division, which was allocated to Third Army)

1 tank brigade—Presidential Guard

1 mechanized brigade—Presidential Guard

2 to 3 airborne brigades

2 to 3 commando groups